Life Dynamics

Abortion As Birth Control

From the day the battle over abortion began, the pro-life movement has been saying that repeat abortions are a natural and logical progression of the abortion reality. Statistics published by even pro-abortion organizations like The Alan Guttmacher Institute, as well as the U.S. Government’s Centers for Disease Control, reveals that we have been right all along.  The data shows that, (a) about 35% of all American women of child-bearing age will have had at least one abortion by age 45 (b) approximately half of all abortions are repeat abortions, (c) repeat abortions are on the rise, and (d) only a tiny fraction of abortions are done for the so-called “hard cases” such as rape, incest, life-of-the-mother, or fetal anomalies.

At a 1994 National Abortion Federation conference in Ohio, contraception expert Paula Hillard, a professor at the University of Cincinnati, cited a study showing that over one-fourth of women having abortions were on birth control pills.  Abortionist Suzanne Poppema then stated, “…the overview that Paula did was fabulous… it’s the kind of information we need to show to people that women do not use abortion as a birth control method, because they’re all contracepting somehow before in the month that they got pregnant.

Incredibly, Poppema is saying that because many women who have abortions were contracepting, that proves they are not using abortion as contraception.  In fact, it proves just the opposite!  Hillard’s figures clearly show that abortion is being routinely used as “back-up” birth control.

Another issue not to be overlooked is the fact that having abortion available when birth control fails does not protect women, but makes them easier to sexually exploit.  This is evident when pro-life speakers visit schools to talk with teenagers about abortion.  They inevitably find that it is the boys who most viciously defend abortion.  Just like adult men, these guys have figured out that abortion is a sales tool to talk girls into having sex and a safety net to avoid responsibility if those girls end up pregnant.  This may help explain why polls consistently find greater support for legal abortion from males than from females.

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Legalized abortion, and easy availability of pills such as Plan B, has also made it easier for older men to sexually exploit underage girls.  In America today, this is a problem of epidemic proportions and we now know that a major contributor to it is the fact that the abortion industry knowingly protects the men who prey on these girls. Learn more.

This epidemic is not just limited to the United States. In fact, the most obvious example of the problem of repeat abortions and its effects was the Soviet Union. In the early 1920s, the Soviet Union became the first country in the world to legalize abortion. Years later, several studies were conducted to determine how that decision was playing out.

One published study discovered that the average Soviet woman would have nine abortions during her child-bearing years.  Other research documented that 90 percent of all first pregnancies in the Soviet Union and 60 percent of all subsequent pregnancies were legally aborted.  It is also known that, of the remaining pregnancies, many of them ended in illegal or unreported abortions.  The result was that, according to one American researcher, in some parts of the Soviet Union women underwent as many as 28 abortions.

As a result, the Russian government is saying that the health consequences of this have been “catastrophic” for that nation’s women.  Additionally, economists are predicting that the demographic realities brought on by Russia’s shrinking population will soon cause an economic meltdown.  In fact, some demographers are saying that this collapse has already begun.

Also, there has been research proving that many women in Cuba resort to abortion as though it were just another contraceptive method. According to the study, “Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy and Contraception: Two Methods of Fertility Control,” published with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), some women even prefer it to condoms, the pill or intrauterine devices (IUDs). Statements such as, “It’s a safe method,” “it’s not a big deal,” “it’s a quick fix,” were some of the responses by the 132 women who claim to prefer abortion to contraception. (Source: Report of Cuban women and Abortion attitudes via Inter Press Service, Health-Cuba: Abortions Falling Along With Birth Rate, 6-1-2006)

Abortion Patients and Clinic Workers Speak Out

In an effort to dodge any admission that this epidemic was inevitable, as well as appear reasonable to the average person, the abortion lobby’s damage control strategy is to give the illusion that even they don’t support women having multiple abortions.  Below are quotes from clinic workers and even a few abortion patients who admit that repeat abortions are a common occurrence that they disapprove of. But don’t be deceived, those in the abortion industry who would condemn women for multiple abortions, would still provide another abortion to anyone who could pay for it.

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